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Selous Safari Camp Properties

Selous Safari Camp
Meru Styled Tents

Nomad Mobile Safaris are about combining privacy & flexibility with traditional comfort and the chance to get under the skin of Tanzania's wilderness areas without any modicum of deprivation. The Selous mobile camp is set up for a minimum of 6-8 guests. The Meru sleeping tents are completely enclosed. In front of each tent is a large verandah with a table and safari chairs and at the back of each tent is an en-suite bathroom with a 'long drop' lavatory and a bucket-shower cubicle. The Selous Safari Camp offers excellent cuisine, a well stocked bar and a delightful, elevated viewing deck overlooking the Rufiji River.
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

June - October; December - March

The best months for travelling to Tanzania are June through the end of October and then December through the end of March. July, August and September, are the busiest times along with the Christmas holidays as this is when school holidays fall. If you prefer to travel when the game is still superb but it is not so busy then the following months are recommended: June, September, October, November, February, March, April and May.
Local Info

The largest game reserve in Africa - 4 times the size of the Serengeti. It possesses a diverse landscape from hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes, channels from the Great Ruaha and Rufiji rivers. Walking is permitted (with an armed ranger) which with over 350 species of bird and 2,000 species of plants to see makes this the most heavenly sanctuary to explore. Selous is famous for its elephant, hippopotamus and rhino (although now few remain). The park has a broad range of game: buffalo - the largest population in Africa; Nyasaland gnu; brindled gnu; hartebeest; Greater Kudu; sable antelope; eland; reedbuck; bushbuck; waterbuck; warthog; zebras; giraffe; and wildebeest. Also: lion, leopard, the spotted hyeana and hunting dog are in abundance; cheetah are rare; there are over 350 species of bird and reptiles such as crocodiles and various snakes and lizards.
Game Drives, Bush Picnics, Sundowners, Nature Walks & Cultural Visits.

The highlight of this camp is the prolific and somewhat shy game which abound nearby and even into camp during the months of August through December. When guests first arrive they are alerted and warned about frequent visits by elephant and other wildlife. During the months of January to July the game tends to migrate to the north, only a 40 minute game drive away. Special activities include guided walks, open-top four wheel drive game viewing and boat excursions on the river. The opportunity to experience fly tent camping for even more "on the edge" wildlife exposure is available and must be prearranged.
Just a 45 minute flight from Dar es Salaam to its own private airstrip, the Selous Safari Camp is set in the heart of the prime game viewing area in Africas largest and perhaps wildest reserve, the Selous. You will have a private camp set up for you within the Selous Game Reserve.
The defining feature of the Selous is the great Rufiji River, which naturally splits the ecosystem into two distinct parts. While the bulk of the reserve is miombo (brachystegia) woodland, there are sections of magnificent grass plains, wetlands and swamps and areas of dense canopy forest. For anyone who has struggled to photograph wildlife through a throng of other vehicles or followed a convoy of minibuses through other national parks, the personal experience of the little visited Selous is particularly refreshing.




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